April is Thyroid Cancer Month

There are many types of Thyroid Disease. To bring attention to the different disorders, we are featuring a different Thyroid topic each month. For the month of March we are focusing on Thyroid Cancer.

Types of Thyroid Cancer

Diagnosis

 

 

Thyroid Cancer Treatment

The main types of thyroid cancer are:

  • Papillary thyroid cancer
  • Follicular thyroid cancer
  • Meducllary thyroid cancer
  • Anaplastic Thyroid

 

 

Thyroid ultrasound scan

 

 

 

 

Surgery is the main treatment for thyroid cancer, followed by Radioactive Iodine (RAI), if necessary.

Thyroxine is prescribed following treatment.

 

 

 

The scar after surgery will fade in time and not be very noticeable from an experienced surgeon.

Help us to Help Others

Awareness/Advocacy

  • Public education programs
  • Advocacy for improved thyroid care
  • Annual June is Thyroid Month activities

Patient Support

  • Toll free telephone Help line and email access for thyroid patients
  • Thyroid Health Guides and other educational material
  • Thyrobulletin newsletter
  • Thyroid.ca site with the latest news

Thyroid Research

  • Annual Research Awards program provides funding for projects carried out in Canadian thyroid laboratories.